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Herb Ice Cubes

Storing Summer Herbs

Herb Ice Cubes

Herb Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup each- fresh basil, parsley and/or chives, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or 4 teaspoons minced garlic

Instructions

  1. combine all ingredients together
  2. pour into ice cube tray
  3. freeze
http://tonispilsbury.com/herb-ice-cubes/

 

For a complete photo tutorial of this recipe, check out:

storing garden herbs

Summer Garden Herbs Are Here- Now What?

 

Herb Storage

Herb Storage

 

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Spring Green

Spring Green Photos & Recipes

To celebrate the end of March and confirm that Spring is, indeed, in full swing, I’m highlighting my favorite green recipes and photos.

Shamrock Eggs

Shamrock Eggs

Shamrock Eggs

 

Asparagus Brie Soup

Asparagus Brie Soup

Asparagus Brie Soup

 

Avocado Teacup Bistro Salad

Avocado teacup Bistro Salad

Avocado Teacup Bistro Salad

 

Cilantro Green Chile Penne Pasta

Cilantro pasta recipe

Cilantro Pasta Recipe

 

Split Pea with Ham Soup

Split Pea with Ham Soup

Split Pea with Ham Soup

 

For more simple and delicious recipes from The Organized Cook:

 

 

 

 

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Herb Potatoes

Herb Potatoes

Ingredients:

  1. baby potatoes (like fingerling)- 1-2 lbs, sliced in half lengthwise
  2. olive oil- 4 tablespoons
  3. butter- 3 tablespoons
  4. fresh herbs like basil, parsley and chives, chopped

(or use fresh herbs stored in ice cube trays- below)

Directions:

  1. heat olive oil and butter in large saute pan over medium heat
  2. add potatoes and herbs
  3. saute until potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes

Storing Summer Herbs

Remember those ice cubes of frozen chopped herbs in olive oil, melted butter and garlic in Summer Herbs Are Here. Now What?  For storing fresh herbs like parsley, basil and chives, I store them in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil and garlic.

Storing herbs

Storing herbs

 

Well, tonight my “herb ice cubes” came in handy.

Herb Potatoes by Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

So what to do with these fingerling potatoes?  I wondered.

Then I remembered my “ice cubes”.

After slicing the potatoes in half, I threw them in a saute pan with my little culinary creations.

Herb Potatoes by Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

A stitch in time saved me.

Herb Potatoes by Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

 

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Summer Garden Herbs Are Here. Now What?

Storing Fresh Herbs

Herbs have been abundant this summer and I’ve enjoyed using them in my kitchen.  I’m producing more herbs than I can possibly use, so I’m looking at other ways to use them store for later use.

Herb Garden

 

Sure I could make pesto and freeze it in baby food jars, and that’s a great option.  I could also give fresh herbs away to friends.

But here’s what I decided to do this year.

Just about every soup, saute or sauce begins with the combination of  butter, olive oil and garlic.  With some herbs adding fresh flavor to the mix, I would have a head start in the kitchen by making Herb Ice Cubes.

By mixing fresh chopped fresh herbs with melted butter, olive oil and garlic and freezing in ice cube trays, cooking over the Fall and Winter will still taste like Spring.

 

 

Store Fresh Herbs Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

 

During a recent cooking demonstration in front of a live audience, I began my instructions for a saute and paused, “this is normally when I tell you to heat some olive oil, butter and garlic in a saute pan”.  Noelle, my producer, looked a little puzzled as I went on, “but let me show you my ice cubes full of these staples with some added basil, parsley and chives.”  The audience loved it.

It’s simple to do.  For a printable recipe for storing fresh herbs, visit Herb Ice Cubes Recipe.  Or, you can follow my photo tutorial below.

 

Fresh Parley Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Fresh Parsley

Fresh Basil Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Fresh Basil

Fresh Chives Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Fresh Chives. You don’t need all three- any combination or just one herb will do.

Fresh Herbs Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Chop

Fresh Herbs Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

melt butter

Fresh Herbs Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

add garlic

Fresh Herbs Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

add olive oil

Fresh Herbs Storage Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

pour into ice cube tray

Fresh Herbs Storage Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

place in freezer

Fresh Herbs Storage Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

use cubes for sautes, soups or sauces; 1 cube – 1 tablespoon

 

Check out a simple recipe for using Herb Ice Cubes, in Summer Herb Potatoes:

Herb Potatoes by Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Summer Herb Sauteed Potatoes

 

Herb Storage

Herb Storage

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